Monday, June 13, 2011

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The Swing to Israel

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

You need to make aliyah, blah blah blah.  Heard enough from the Aliyah Police already?  This is NOT one of those ‘go go, rah rah rah’ articles.  NOT AT ALL.

In the last few years things have change.  Changed massively.

- The United States of America…

. Massive unemployment, somewhere from 9.1% (official) to 28% (realistic).
. Loss of future opportunity.  New graduate unemployment, 30% (official).
. Massive debt. Minimum 10 years to equalize, if handled aggressively.
. Massive regulation (EPA carbon regulation, health payments, and more) limiting business opportunities.
. Significant currency devaluation (the dollar has lost or intentionally been devauled losing over 25% in the past 3 years).
. National resources more and more “locked up” and “hands off” by regulation and environmental protection.

- Israel

. Average levels of unemployment and falling (6.8% official).
. Increasing future opportunity.  Increasing hi-tech, bio-tech, engineering, and much more).  College, army, and vocational-hi-tech training paths available.
. Decreasing national debt levels, NOT raised due to financial crisis (it didn’t happen in Israel).
. Moderate (not increasing) regulation.
. Increasing currency value.
. MASSIVE find of petro-resources!!!

Somehow (min hashamayim – from the hand of heaven), Israel has not only weathered the Western economic crisis, but it’s actually grown and prospered.  The offset to Western Europe and the United States means that for many, particularly young people, Israel is the land of opportunity while the U.S. and Western Europe are lands of stagnation.

And in the midst of this swing it’s suddenly announced that Israel has found a 100 year supply of natural gas and oil resources equivalent to Saudi Arabia! 

…In Israel, the future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.

1 comment:

  1. I read in the Book Geula b'Rachamim that for us to go home, we have to truely want it


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